Killer's Family Knew Nothing About His Past

David Harry Fisher's Canadian family had no idea about the past of the convicted killer who was arrested last week 15 years after escaping from a Washington prison.

Fisher, 49, was arrested by Royal Canadian Mounted Police Thursday afternoon following a tip from a viewer of the television series ``Unsolved Mysteries.''

He was being held by authorities in an Edmonton jail pending a deportation proceedings.

In 1970, Fisher, then 29 and married to a 16-year-old girl, was convicted of sexually molesting and killing 13-year-old Laura Lea Burbank of Tacoma. Her remains were found in Olympia three months after she disappeared.

Sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter, Fisher escaped from the state penitentiary in Walla Walla Aug. 31, 1974. Canadian authorities believe he fled to Canada within days of his escape and lived there under the alias Michael Ray Porter, with occasional trips back to Washington.

Police said Fisher's arrest shocked his Canadian wife, who knew nothing of his background. The couple have three children ages 5, 7 and